GRECO, El
(b. 1541, Candia, d. 1614, Toledo)

Christ Holding the Cross

1602-07
Oil on canvas, 66 x 53 cm
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

In this painting the painter created a symbol of Jesus as God the redeemer of humankind. He does not show the pain and suffering experienced by Christ as a man, but rather a much more spiritualised iconography. Christ is the Son of God with the symbols of His sacrifice.




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